Gwynne Pugh is a licensed architect and engineer who has been practicing architecture, planning, civil, structural and design engineering since 1971. Gwynne Pugh led Pugh + Scarpa Architects for 22 years where he was responsible for the design, urban design, design review, technical and production management, and general project administration of all of the firm’s projects. During his time as Principal, the firm received over 20 national and international awards, including the AIA National Architecture Firm of the Year Award in 2010, and AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Project Award in 2003, 2006, and 2011. The firm has also been recognized with over 50 state and local awards, such as the 2010 AIA California Council Firm of the Year Award.
Gwynne is a LEED Accredited Professional and is considered an expert in sustainable structural design and engineering. Gwynne was on the Green Ribbon Task Force that studied and implemented the West Hollywood Green Building Program, an effort that received the 2008 American Planning Association (APA) Los Angeles “Innovation in Green Technology” award. Gwynne is past Chair of the Santa Monica Planning Commission and served as President of the Planning Division of the League of California Cities. He is currently an AIA|LA Board Member and representative to the AIA California Council.